A Friend of the Family
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Written byMichael Amo
Directed byStuart Gillard
StarringLaura Harris
Music byLawrence Shragge
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
ProducersTom Cox
Jordy Randall
Elaine Scott
Jon Slan
CinematographyManfred Guthe
EditorsBert Kish
Robin Russell
Running time91 minutes
Production companiesAlberta Filmworks[1]
Slanted Wheel Entertainment
DistributorLions Gate Films
Original release
  • February 2005 (2005-02)

A Friend of the Family is a 2005 Canadian[1] TV movie based on Alison Shaw's 1998 non-fiction book of the same name.[2] It was directed by Stuart Gillard and stars Laura Harris.


After escaping an attack in Toronto, artist Alison Shaw moves with her husband to a small rural town. They are welcomed warmly by David Snow but Alison begins to suspect that David may be a mass murderer.



Filming took place in Alberta and Ontario, Canada.[3]


  1. ^ a b "A Friend of the Family (2005) - Stuart Gillard | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie" – via www.allmovie.com.
  2. ^ "Cancon, with a murderous twist". TheGlobeAndMail.com. March 11, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "A Friend of the Family (TV Movie 2005)". Retrieved January 12, 2018 – via www.IMDb.com.